Tbilisi hopes for quick Moscow reaction to new government position
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 2 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Prime Minister Special Representative for Russia's affairs Zurab Abashidze hopes for Moscow's quick reaction to a new position on the Georgian government.
Former Georgian Ambassador to Russia, political analyst Zurab Abashidze was appointed as Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Russia's affairs.
Abashidze told media that the main thing now is to wait for the reaction of the Russian side.
"Our decision will be sent to Moscow through diplomatic channels, and then we will wait for the reaction," he said. "We would like to see the positive reaction. Rhen we will contact with the Russian colleagues and agree the format of the work."
He also said that yesterday he had a meeting at the Georgian Foreign Ministry. He is meeting with Agriculture Minister David Kirvalidze.
Abashidze commented the yesterday's statement made by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin. He stressed that Karasin is an experienced diplomat. They have business and personal relations. He expressed confidence that the relations will continue.
Military action was launched in the Georgian territory of South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognised republics as occupied territories.